kurt bell

Kurt B.

Wheeling, WV

Lesson Details



kurt delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
July 1990

I am a contributor to the book Shred Boot Camp which is published by Alfred Music. I taught with National Guitar Summer Workshops for 9 years. I have recorded with Michael Angelo. Dave Martone, and Tobias Hurwitz. I have been teaching 23 years.I am currently the guitarist for the Pittsburgh based band Fatality Risen.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach everything from Shred to Country. I do not teach Classical Fingerstyle. I can teach your favorite songs, rhythm, sight-reading,technique including sweeping, string skipping,hybrid picking,alternate picking.I also teach improvisation. I do very well with beginners, many go on to join bands and pursue music as a career.

*** Specialties ***
Rock Guitar


Guitar Teacher
Jan 1990 - Present
Private/School/ National Guitar Workshops

I have taught private lessons for 24 years. I have taught school ages 7 through 12. I taught for the Day jams Program put on by the National Guitar Workshops for 9 years.


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Video of my band Fatality risen opening for Metal Church at the Rex in Pittsburgh ,PA.
Hi I am Kurt Bell, in this video I introduce myself.
Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.

Photo by Kurt B.


7 Reviews

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Daniel S. Apr 26, 2015
Guitar · Online

Great teacher. I would highly recommend to any level guitar player!

Michael R. Mar 12, 2014
Guitar ·

More than I expected.

I have been working with Kurt for a few months now and Im very pleased. Kurt is an excellent Instructor. He is very knowledgeable and spends more than enough time with you explaining how everything fits together. Kurt is versed in a wide range of music. So far for me the experience has been fun and I have learned a lot. Kurt keep up the good work.

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John W. Nov 17, 2013
Guitar ·

Great teacher with a great attitude!!

Kurt is very patient and very skilled at guitar. You will not find a better teacher of guitar. He deserves more than 5 stars. You will not be disappointed if you choose Kurt.

Donna R. Nov 6, 2013
Guitar ·

Highly recommended

My daughter has taken lessons from Kurt for over a year. He is very dedicated, patient, talented, professional, flexible and very likeable. He demonstrates a very positive learning atmosphere and communicates his lessons so that they are easily understood by my daughter.

With a strong knowledge of technology, Kurt set up her weekly lessons via Skype implementing YouTube videos for previews to her lessons and videos recapping each lesson. He goes above and beyond just a music lesson and then seeing you the next week.

Kurt is extremely professional and an excellent guitarist, which he demonstrates in every aspect of his teachings.

I would highly recommend Kurt if you are interested in learning how to play the guitar. He will work at your speed as fast or slow as you desire. He not only teaches you your favorite songs, but teaches reading music, rhythm, history, and every aspect of learning how to play the guitar.

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Seamus M. Nov 6, 2013
Guitar ·

Beneficial, Excellent, and Fun Guitar Teacher

During the time I took guitar lessons with Kurt, which was for about several years, I learned a lot and was very happy with his teachings. Going through different books, learning different techniques and scales and chords, I excelled to a point where I was able to pick up on a lot of things on my own. Thanks to Kurt, I was able to learn many different rhythms, scales, chords, and technique that proved to be beneficial to what I wanted to achieve in guitar. Overall, I was very happy with the lessons I took, and obtained all the knowledge I wanted and needed from him. The atmosphere of each lesson was understanding and friendly, and he never did anything you wouldn't want to. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from Kurt if you want an excellent, beneficial, and fun experience.

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Ian F. Nov 6, 2013
Guitar ·

Fantastic Teacher

Knowledge of theory and applications were incredibly helpful and useful. Thank you so much! Learned a ton!

ken R. Nov 6, 2013
Guitar ·

learn a lot

really knows his stuff and makes it easy to understand. I would recommend any of my friends who want to learn, to seek him out.

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